I read a post on Astra's blog last week explaining how to make bread. I followed her instructions from her post, and the ones she left me in the comments underneath it. Here's how I got on;
The ingredients ready to be mixed
After 10 minutes of amateur kneading
Ready to rise
Loaf one cooked, incidentally this loaf no longer exists just hours after this picture was taken.
Loaf number 2, this one stuck a little to the dish so slightly misshapen on the bottom but does taste good still
Loaf number 1 five minutes after coming out of the oven
This bread is still slightly more dense than that we are used to but not as dense as previous attempts before I had Stephanie. When you consider she was 6 last weekend that is how long I have thought bread making to be beyond me. With the resounding success today I am going to continue trying to make my own this shot is Astra's recipe written out to go in my 'tried and tested recipes we love' box. Many thanks Astra!
Whilst the bread was rising/ cooking/ being eaten we also made Yorkshire's to go with the roast dinner we had, cakes for this weeks pack lunches and pastry for tomorrows 'left over chicken' pie.